John Ruskin

John Ruskin

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

In order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.

Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.

This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.

There is no wealth but life.

There is hardly anything<br> in the world<br> that some man<br> cannot make a little worse<br> cannot make a little cheaper<br> and the people<br> who consider price only<br> are this man?s lawful prey.

Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.